ADIRONDACK HISTORY MUSEUM

ESSEX COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PO Box 428, 7590 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932

 

PHONE:

(518) 873-6466

 

EMAIL:

General Information: echs@adkhistorymuseum.org
Research Queries: 
research@adkhistorymuseum.org

PLAN A VISIT:

 

HOURS:

Tuesday-Saturday 10-4

Sundays 12-4

 

Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend

(or by appointment)

 

ADMISSION:

Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2

Ages 6 and under are free

MISSION & VISION:

Our mission is to preserve and interpret Essex County’s collective past to inspire a shared future. The vision of the Adirondack History Museum is to be Essex County’s center for the stories that reveal the roots and values of its people.

 

 

ABOUT US:

The Adirondack History Museum is home to the Essex County Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the ever-evolving interpretation of Adirondack history so as to inspire reflection, scholarship and comprehension of the land and its inhabitants. We strive to serve as an authentic presentation of the human face of the Adirondacks through our diverse collections, exhibits, and education outreach programs.

 

From early farming and frontier life, wilderness exploration and recreation, logging and mining to contemporary art and historical documents, our organization enables visitors to understand and appreciate the various connections made between the past and present.

At the heart of the Historical Society’s activities is the operation of the Adirondack History Museum.  Established in 1955, museum features eight permanent exhibits, including Worked/Wild, Arto Monaco and the Land of Makebelieve, Fire Tower exhibit, and Transportation. A new permanent exhibit-Hiking in the High Peaks will open in 2017.The Rosenberg Gallery opened in 2016 and offers shows featuring work of historic and contemporary Essex County artists. We also present at least one rotating exhibit each season.

 

The Historical Society’s work does not end with the museum. Each year genealogists, students, journalists, and scholars seek information from our research library and archives, with its vast collection of books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, photographs, ledgers, manuscripts, and Adirondackana. Our staff also provides educational programs, traveling exhibits, public presentations, and technical assistance for organizations throughout the county.

 

The Historical Society is headquartered in a 1916 neoclassical-style former school in the center of the small hamlet of Elizabethtown, New York. The building houses the organization’s offices, a research library, and more than 6,000 square feet of exhibit space spread across three floors. The grounds and adjacent areas include a formal colonial garden, a maple sugar house, and a farmer’s market pavilion.

 

 

COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Historic artwork
  • Quilt & Textile Collection
  • Arto Monaco Collection
  • Debosneys Collection
  • Industry & Farming Collection
  • Transportation Collection
  • Iron Mining Collection
  • Grace Hudowalski Collection
  • And more!

 

 

STAFF:

  • Aurora McCaffrey, Director
  • Whitney Jackson, Bookkeeper
  • Andrea Anesi, Archivist/Librarian
  • AnnaPurna Wagner, Collections Assistant
  • Katrina Rigsbee, Development Assistant

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

  • Margaret Bartley, Vice President - Elizabethtown
  • Janet McDougal Cross, Trustee - Elizabethtown
  • Ronnie Cunningham, Trustee - Moriah
  • Morris F. Glenn, Trustee - Essex
  • Jenifer Lagor, Trustee - Elizabethtown
  • Melissa Otis, Trustee - Westport
  • Frissie Reed, Trustee – Keene Valley
  • James Rogers III, Secretary - Lake Placid
  • Sharp Swan - Essex
  • Charles Thompson, Treasurer - Elizabethtown
  • Gerald Zahavi, Trustee - Elizabethtown
  • Tad Zelski, Trustee - Keene

 

 

ADIRONDACK HISTORY MUSEUM

7590 COURT STREET, PO BOX 428

ELIZABETHTOWN, NY 12932

 

(518) 873-6466

 

echs@adkhistorymuseum.org

 

MUSEUM HOURS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND

TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY 12 AM – 4 PM

 

ADMISSION

ADULT $5     SENIORS $4     STUDENTS $2

CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER GET IN FREE

 

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF: